Dr. Keith Heinzerling, MD

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  • UCLA Health

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.

    The study, of nearly 27,000 U.S. adults, found that among current drinkers, about 43 percent were on prescri...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New types of inhaled recreational drugs called "poppers" can contain harmful solvents and propellants that are extremely dangerous, researchers warn.

    Traditional poppers became popular decades ago among gay men because they enhance sex by giving a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and obesity are both harmful to your health, but they also do considerable damage to your wallet, researchers report.

    Annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with nonsmokers and people of he...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. "epidemic" of prescription-painkiller abuse may be starting to reverse course, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings, published Jan. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, are welcome news. The decline suggests tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries.

    Researchers found that employees who worked more than 48 hours a week were almost 13 percent more likely to drink to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that "light" -- or occasional -- smoking isn't harmful.

    "All smoking counts," said study lead author Stephen Amrock, a medic...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes may help reduce binge drinking, a new study suggests.

    Binge drinking in men is defined as having five or more drinks on a given occasion; in women it's four or more drinks. Binge drinking causes more than half of the nearly 9...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists.

    The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution, and the American Lung Association has some tips that might help smokers make 2015 the year to really kick the habit.

    Smokers trying to quit should consider:

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with drinking problems often make a New Year's pledge to stop or cut back on their drinking, but actually doing it can be a struggle, an addiction expert says.

    "Twenty percent of the people who make New Year's ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who use methamphetamine have a greatly increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study warns.

    Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 40,000 people in Utah. About 5,000 of that group were methamphetamine -- or "m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds.

    Even though they "smoke" e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said they have fewer cravings and are ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.

    Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden rain tree, has been used in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say.

    The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed 16 studies that examined the link b...Full Article